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Another voice, from a man of medium height with clear blue eyes, particularly striking among all these drunken voices by its sober ring, cried from the window: "Come here; part the bets!" This was Dolokhov, an officer of the Semenov regiment, a notorious gambler and duelist, who was living with Anatole.
The Fogg party dwindled more and more, everybody was going against him, and the bets stood a hundred and fifty and two hundred to one; and a week after his departure an incident occurred which deprived him of backers at any price.
My confusion, he said, betrayed me, and he would be willing to bet the Devil his head that she did not.
Not so upon those of the unhappy Dammit, who offered to bet the Devil his head that I was hipped.
Thus he went on increasing in iniquity, month after month, until, at the close of the first year, he not only insisted upon wearing moustaches, but had contracted a propensity for cursing and swearing, and for backing his assertions by bets.
Let any man bet me ten pound as I shall see Cliff's Holiday, and I'll go and stand by myself.
"But I'm afraid o' neither man nor ghost, and I'm ready to lay a fair bet. I aren't a turn-tail cur."
Who then should take the bet? Moreover, I slay thee not, for it is against my oath.
"It is thus: Mopo, my servant and thy brother, made a bet with me, a bet of cattle.
Now the Code allows of no action for the recovery of a bet."
I do beg you to be quiet; you can laugh and bet afterwards."
Seegars, I bet you -- and cost five cents apiece, solid cash.
'n that, you bet you." And once he said: "Hear him beg!
"But, by the bye, you have already lost three bets with our president, as the necessary funds for the enterprise have been found, as the operation of casting has been successful, and lastly, as the Columbiad has been loaded without accident, six thousand dollars."
I see that you are a man of method, which I could never be; but indeed you have made a series of bets of very little advantage to yourself, allow me to tell you."